Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts 

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Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts 

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Thursday nights are alive with music this summer in Downtown Silver Spring as the free “Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts” series continues on Veterans Plaza. Concert series are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. each Thursday evening through Aug. 11. The next performance, on July 7, will feature Baltimore-based rockabilly artist Josh Christina.

Veterans Plaza is located at 1 Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. The outdoor series has eight concerts scheduled.  

 Attendees can bring chairs, but they do not have to do that. Food and drinks are available from the many nearby downtown eateries. No alcohol is permitted on the plaza. 

Josh Christina, a Baltimore native, is a throwback phenomenon is leading a rock n’ roll revival that has been praised by some of the genre’s founding members.

In 2015, Christina caught the ear of famed producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton), and his sophomore project Good Old Love—featuring the radio charting single “Kayla Ann”—served as his official introduction to Nashville.

Following the release, Josh Christina toured overseas and made his international television debut on Ireland's Late Late Show.

The lineup for the Thursday night concert series: 

  • July 7: Josh Christina, Rockabilly. Baltimore-based rockabilly artist Josh Christina inherited his musical chops from his father (a drummer), his mother (Baltimore-area singer Patti Christina) and his grandmother, who was a big band singer in the 1940s and '50s. Josh spent the past 15 years honing his sound—a combination of the country, classic rock, big band and rockabilly. 
  • July 14: Ocho de Bastos, Latin Pop. Ocho de Bastos (Eight of Clubs) blends powerful drums, Latin percussion and catchy brass riffs with a unique guitar sound. 
  • July 21: Guys in Thin Ties, ‘80s Alternative. The alternative ‘80s band plays your favorite, hard-driving tunes from the era of MTV and rad music videos. 
  • July 28: Route 66, Classic Rock and Country. Route 66, also known as Club 66, plays everything from rock and roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie woogie and old school country.   
  • Aug. 4: Elliot Levine, R&B and Funk. The R&B and funk pianist has toured with Wilson Pickett, Heatwave and Brian McKnight. 
  • Aug. 11: Gary and the Groove, Rock and Roll. Their rock and roll music covers all decades from the 1950s to the ‘90s—and even some hits from today.   

Performances are canceled due to weather only if it is raining at 7 p.m. For more information about the series, visit silverspringdowntown.com. 

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office:  301-258-7757 

Comments (12)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... the July 28 and August 11 rock & roll programs are right up my alley!

Jul 06, 2022 04:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's nice that the genre of music changes each week. There are several I'd want to see/hear if I were in the area!

Jul 06, 2022 04:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 06, 2022 04:53 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Roy,

Sounds like Thursday Evenings will be fun times. Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a great day! bill

Jul 06, 2022 06:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, sounds like a reason to get out and enjoy some music on Thursday evenings.

Jul 06, 2022 07:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy Kelley and I know my cousins in Pennsylvania go to free concerts every Sunday for 3 hours.  Fun time!

 

Jul 06, 2022 08:34 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those musicians appear to be having a really fun time and I hope that the people they are playing for are enjoying themselves as well.

Jul 06, 2022 09:58 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - Thursday night might b e a good choices since people are already doing weekend things on Friday.

Jul 06, 2022 12:20 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 07, 2022 04:59 AM